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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 V6 GLX Wagon 4Motion My son's car. He's been experiencing the rumbling under the center of the car during acceleration up to a certain RPM for over a year. I had read about these bearings and figured that was the issue. I am looking for feedback regarding how much play should be in said...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Is this difficult I change? I have no info about it at all... Anyone?
  3. B5 Garage
    Grinding, assuming the bearing is bad. Now I need to remove the fan. AC is still working, no overheating issues. Pulley has some rubber skid marks on it from the extra friction. I know it's starting to seize up. What's the easiest way to get the bearing out once the fan and pulley are...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hey guys, I'm in the middle of a swap right now, I have a 03 6 speed. Just really have one question, do we have a pilot bearing on our crank or no? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read through a number of posts looking for similar experiences, as thought I'd post to see if my situation has been encountered before and share how my - eventual - resolution. My 2004 GLX wagon (2.8L V-6, 5spd manual, FWD, 109k miles) has been making more noise recently. Based on the...
  6. B5 Garage
    A search turns up various threads on Front Wheel Bearing Replacement. But no "how-to" thread. If there is a how-to, could someone point me to it. Thank You!
  7. Parts For Sale
    I bought this bearing from Rock Auto, and it does not fit my car. It was listed as a fit on their website, but alas, it looks to be for model year 2002; mine is a 2000. I tried unsuccessfully to return it; their return process is terrible. Anyway, if this is something that you can use, let me...
  8. B5 Garage
    Have 2003 Passat Wagon manual 1.8T 5.5 AWM at 122,000 miles. Thought this might help others that may want to replace a front wheel bearing and don't have access to conventional tools for the work. My local sources (Auto Zone, Advanced Auto, NAPA) either do not rent tools or offered incorrect...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen a couple of versions but unsure which one is the same as mine...I replaced the CV boots and seem to recall seeing the bearing in a carrier with four bolts. Everything i see on the forum indicates that i will have to get the press out/in version. Maybe i've been swayed by hope?! was...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son's car has a bad front (passenger) wheel bearing. The wheel is flopping around. Problem is, his pinch bolt is seized. Tight. And I have neither air tools nor a real blue wrench. I know we can get the axle out without removing the pinch bolt, though it isn't easy. And it seems we...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys and gals, Does anyone have a list of tools needed (mainly star/torx heads) to replace my strut bearings? I have the "pop" noise coming from my front end when I turn the wheel. I was told by a VW mechanic that's my culprit. I may go ahead and replace the shocks while I have everything...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car: 1996 Audi A4 Quattro (but this is my favorite forum, with the best-qualified responders, so bear with me and think "4-Motion" :) ) Symptom 1: Hum at all speeds, pitch is directly proportional to car, not engine, speed, coming from rear of vehicle Symptom 2: Small accumulation of...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Behind the torque converter oil seal there is a type of thrust washer the shop manual refers to as a bearing ring. There are two flat edges and other parts are contoured round to fit the circular opening. There is an oil passage hole on the right hand side where the seal and Bearing install...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys, So I have a issue. my throw-out bearing is going out (I assume its the throw-out bearing) a ticking noise can be heard while idling in neutral, it grows slightly louder when the clutch is depressed. I have 222,222 miles on the car, over 100,00 from me. the idea of a 600.00...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My mechanic says that my center support bearing on rear drive shaft is shot and that he could replace it if I find a replacement and bring it to the shop. The proper fix is to completely replace the driveshaft. The car is old (2002, 140K) and I am looking to minimize repair costs. I called 034...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys! I am replacing the wheel bearing and hub on my '02 Passat GLX V6. I ordered a wheel bearing kit and a hub assembly from ECS tuning. There seemed to only be one type so I got these: https://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Passat_B5-FWD-V6_30v/ES1487/. However, when I get the hub assembly...
  17. B5 Garage
    I replaced the rear wheel bearings in my 00 B5 about 1 year ago on one side and 6 mos ago on the other. The 1 year side is doing fine, but the side that got done 5-6mos ago is in bad shape. That bearing is fairly stiff and making awful grinding noises when rotated. I pulled the carrier on that...
  18. B5 Garage
    1998 1.8T 5spd manual Significant "woe, woe, woe" vibration noise from front passenger side wheel. Tires balanced Cv axle replaced Hub bearings seemed ok Tech with stethoscope said the vibration was coming from inside the tranny (right where the cv axle fits into tranny case) but was not...
  19. WTB/WTT Section
    Need to replace rear struts and coils, wold like to have them built for when I do the job, just missing the Top hats / shock absorber bearing. Part no 3B7512121 or 8E0512121E If anybody has some laying about I would love to buy.
  20. B5 Garage
    As shown on this video at 10:00 min, does the "outer inner race" have to be removed or is it just extra precautionary check? I'm sure it is good practice, but I am doing this on the weekend and will not have access to a shop or press.
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